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Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Due to Possible Fire Hazard

Apple today announced a voluntary recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers due to the rare possibility that the battery in the speakers may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Apple advises all customers to stop using the Beats Pill XL speakers and will issue a $325 refund or Apple Store credit to affected customers. The recall does not extend to other Apple or Beats products.

Beats Pill XL
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission notes that the recall applies to about 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers sold in the United States from January 2014 through June 2015, while Health Canada says that approximately 11,000 units were sold in Canada. Apple received eight reports of incidents of the speakers overheating, including one that burned a customer's finger and one that burned a customer's desk.
"Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325."
Beats Pill XL speakers were introduced by Beats by Dre in November 2013, prior to Apple acquiring the company in 2014, and are sold in five colors: black, metallic sky, pink, titanium and white. Apple will issue refunds to affected customers approximately three weeks after receiving the returned Beats Pill XL speakers in a postage paid box.

Tags: Beats, Pill XL


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50 months ago
Should be recalled because it's Beats.
Rating: 18 Votes
50 months ago

Should be recalled because it's Beats.


To be honest if any Beats product catches fire, it's doing you a favour.
Rating: 15 Votes
50 months ago
You'd think it would be less expensive to just send affected customers replacement batteries.

OH WAIT, the battery is sealed into the unit and cannot be replaced.

I really don't like this new trend of sealing in batteries. Not only can they not be replaced in cases like this, but it gives the product a definite future expiration date. I can pull out my circa 1989 Game Boy and pop in four AAs and use it. I doubt you'll be able to use one of today's bluetooth speakers in 2041.
Rating: 12 Votes
50 months ago
Only when you play my mixtape on ya speaker bwoyyyyyy it's FYAAAAAAAAAA
Rating: 11 Votes
50 months ago
Music so awesome, it brought the house down . . . Literally
Rating: 10 Votes
50 months ago
Recalled because the price was too hard to swallow.
Rating: 9 Votes
50 months ago
Drop it like it's hot.
Rating: 7 Votes
50 months ago
No pill can help this acquisition hangover.
Rating: 7 Votes
50 months ago
What a splendid use of $3 billion buying Beats wasn't.
Rating: 6 Votes
50 months ago
""Because customer safety is the company's top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers."

Shame they don't take the same courtesy for the customer's ears :p
Rating: 6 Votes

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